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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
Don't forget your jacket this morning as we start out with cool temperatures in the 30's.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast details in just a bit.





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Alcohol may played a role in a five car pile up last night.
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Witnesses say a car plowed into a line of stopped vehicles at Melrose and Westside Boulevard just before eight o-clock.
Emergency crews had to use the jaws of life to get some of the victims out.
Officers on the scene say the driver who apparently started the chain-reaction is being investigated for driving under the influence.
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Another accident on route 220 in Botetourt County left 3 people injured.
State police say a tractor trailer driver didn't see a traffic light changing to red and hit three cars.
That flattened one of the rig's tires and sent it careening through the median and into a field.
Haz-mat crews are still cleaning up spilled diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid.
The truck driver's been charged with reckless driving.
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[7-11Blacksburg-Fall]


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A private concert Sunday night proved deadly for one person. Now Blacksburg officials are investigating whether it could have been prevented.
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Virginia Tech sophomore Daniel Martin died, during a concert by the band Death by Stereo inside this third floor apartment. Police say many of the 50 people at the concert were slam dancing, when six of them were pushed against a window and fell.
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[IN Q=everyone really]

((CHRIS DRAKE/RESIDENT: EVERYONE REALLY LOOKS OUT FOR EACH OTHER AND WHENEVER PEOPLE ARE DANCING AROUND AND MOVING AROUND AND EVERYONE'S LOOKING OUT FOR EACH OTHER AND IT NEVER REALLY CROSSED MY MIND THAT THIS WOULD HAPPEN.))
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21-year-old Jason Michael Kontkanen was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial and was last listed in critical condition. Four others suffered less serious injuries. The town says it is conducting an investigation to determine if the private concerts violated any building codes. Police say it appears the fall was an accident, and they are NOT filing any charges at this time.
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Roanoke school bus drivers have a new home for their wheels.
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The Roanoke city school system now has a new transportation office and place for the drivers to park their busses. Construction on the 12- thousand square foot facility began in April at a cost of nearly two million dollars. The city's 140- buses can now be washed on site -- and officials say the new facility has other perks. For instance, the new location has more space, including an on-site training room. The school system's old transportation facility is located near Orange Avenue and will be torn down to make room for the city's new stadium and amphitheater.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
The morning starts off cool, but temperatures warm up as the day goes on.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your complete forecast a little later in the newscast.

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Roanoke County police confirm they're working an accident on Bent Mountain Road. Few details have been released. We'll pass along any additional information as soon it becomes available.

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Three people were hurt in a tractor-trailer crash on Route 220 in Botetourt County.
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State police say a tractor trailer driver didn't see a traffic light changing to red and hit three cars.
That flattened one of the rig's tires and sent it careening through the median and into a field.
Haz-mat crews cleaned up spilled diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid.
The truck driver's been charged with reckless driving.
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A Roanoke woman who claimed antidepressents made her homicidal faces up to 20 years in prison for stomping her mother to death.
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Evidence in the trial took four days to present. The judge found her guilty of second degree murder, but told her she was PROBABLY guilty of murder in the first degree.
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((I THINK THE COMMONWEALTH HAS PROBABLY PROVED THAT YOU'RE GUILTY OF RECKLESS, DELIBERATE AND PREMEDITATED MURDER, AND CERTAINLY PROVED THAT YOU ARE GUILTY OF MALICIOUS MURDER. ACCORDINGLY I FIND YOU GUILTY OF MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE.))
[SUPER=02-Judge Clifford Weckstein/Roanoke Circuit Court]
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[OUT Q=in the second degree.]
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With that, the judge revoked bond for the 49-year old defendant, ordered a pre-sentence report, and sent her off to jail. She'll be sentenced on November 24th.
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One local business may be hit hard by The Do Not Call list.
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The Roanoke Times gets half of its new subscriptions through phone solicitations.
14-thousand people a year sign up when they're called.
But as of this month, 324-thousand people in the newspaper's target region have placed themselves on the Do Not Call list.
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((DAN WHEELER/CIRCULATION DIRECTOR; IT'S JUST GOING TO BE KIND OF A WAIT AND SEE RIGHT NOW. WE'VE ESTIMATED TO LOSE 50 PERCENT, BUT WE CERTAINLY DON'T KNOW. IF WE LOSE MORE THAN THAT, WE'LL COME BACK WITH A NEW GAME PLAN OR MAYBE IT WON'T BE QUITE AS BAD. ))
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[OUT Q=quite as bad.]
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The paper says even if the Do Not Call registry is thrown out by the courts, it still won't contact people on the list.
It's focusing instead on reaching customers through direct mail, special promotions and kiosks at special events.


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A top country artist is making his way to Roanoke in December.
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Lynchburg native Phil Vassar says he is bringing his first annual Homecoming Concert to Roanoke.
Vassar says he is proud to be from the region and thinks it'll be a blast to play so close to home.
He is best known for the songs, "Just Another Day in Paradise" and "American Child."
Tickets go on sale to the general public October 11th.
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Good morning, I'm Marya Jones.
We're starting out much cooler than normal this Tuesday morning, but it will warm up into the 60s this afternoon.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your forecast after the news.





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Roanoke County police confirm they're working an accident on Bent Mountain Road. Few details have been released. We'll pass along any additional information as soon it becomes available.

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Lexington and Lynchburg will have a reason to celebrate as soldiers return home today.
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320 National Guardsmen from the second battalion, 116th Infantry will return to their home armories this afternoon.

They've spent the last year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba providing security for Operation Enduring Freedom.
They're scheduled to arrive back home sometime after 2:30.
The public is invited to attend a homecoming party at the armories in Lexington and Lynchburg.
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One community is taking steps to make sure residents can be notified quickly in the event of an emergency.
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Yesterday, the town of Blacksburg unveiled the Blacksburg Alert project.
It is technology that allows the town to send a single message to residents through e-mail, cell phone, fax, or telephone.
Police say the system could have helped during the disturbance last year between L-S-U and Tech fans.
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((BRUCE BRADBERY/BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT: WHAT HAPPENED DURING THAT THING WAS I HAD ONE 911 OPERATOR THAT WAS SITTING THERE MAKING PHONE CALLS AND ANOTHER 911 OPERATOR THAT WAS TRYING TO MANAGE THAT INCIDENT AND THAT'S UNACCEPTABLE.))
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The software for the project is provided by Tele-works which is based in Blacksburg.
Only six communities across the country now use this system.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) 9TH DISTRICT: I ATTEND TO ASK BLACKSBURG TO COME TO OUR CONGRESSIONAL INTERNET CAUCUS AND MAKE A PRESENTATION ABOUT THIS EXCITING ELECTRONICAL GOVERNMENT APPLICATION SO THAT OTHER MEMBERS OF CONGRESS CAN LEARN ABOUT WHAT IS ON THE CUTTING EDGE IN TERMS OF EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY.))
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Residents can sign up to use the system by registering on the town's website.
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Many Virginians are still without electricity, but thanks to the the Southern Baptists' Disaster Relief truck, a hot meal was still easy to find.
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Their 48-foot tractor trailer can provide up to 20-thousand meals a day.
The mobile kitchen drove into Richmond last Monday.
So far, disaster relief volunteers have served over 32-thousand lunches and dinners to grateful residents.
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((LINDA MORRIS/HURRICANE VICTIM: I'M JUST THANKFUL FOR EVERYTHING IT'S WONDERFUL WE REALLY NEEDED THIS ASSISTANCE. JOHN CHAMBERS/STILL WITHOUT POWER: THE FOOD IS GOOD. FOOD'S DELICIOUS. DIXIE KENNEDY/BAPTIST RELIEF VOLUNTEER: THEY'RE GRATEFUL, SO GRATEFUL FOR JUST THE HOT MEAL. BLESSES YOUR HEART TO HELP THEM LIKE WE DO.))
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Working together with the Red Cross, the Southern Baptist Relief volunteers have responded to tornados, earthquakes and the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
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